by Rob Lundberg Behind every questioner there is the question that is stuck in the mind of the person making a decision difficult to trust
If you are holding to a liberal view of morality, you are going to vote for the candidate that best fits your views. If you are holding to more of a conservative stances on the aforementioned issues, then you are going to vote for the candidate that best fits you conservative values.
So please do not say, “Don’t push your morality on me!” Because when we do vote, we are voting for the candidate that best lines up with our moral underpinnings. And when you cast your vote, guess what you have just done?
There is no escape hatch for not legislating morality. We do it all the time. And the flip side of the coin is that I still thank God for those who don’t hold to an absolute standard and yet act morally.
There are many questions that are a challenge to the Christian faith, but this one came up the other night in a group that our family fellowships with. The person asking it during our group meeting really put some thought into it, and it is one worth our posting a response to it. Perhaps you have heard this one as well. Here is the question:
If God has infinite knowledge, WHY did He create beings that He foreknew would sin and then sacrifice His Son to redeem them?
As it is with my opening illustration, a similar challenge is often thrown down when Christians are conversing with atheists on the issues of faith and science. In those conversations, the atheist may throw down a question where the Christian’s only answer is “God” to their vehemently skeptical inquisitor’s question. The atheist then accuses the Christian for throwing down what they call “god of the gaps” and dismisses the answer. How should the Christian respond to this?
The origin of this objection comes from the influential German philosopher, Ludwig Feuerbach who pontificated this idea that God was made in the image of man and that God was a creation of the human mind. And then Sigmund Freud also contributed to this “A theological dogma might be refuted to a person a thousand times, provided however, he had need of it, he again and again accepts it as true.”
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